Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 10 p.m.
Las Vegas starter Jacob deGrom limited the host Reno Aces to three hits today in seven scoreless innings, leading the 51s to a 6-3 victory in the initial game of the 2014 Silver State Diamond Challenge.
The challenge started in 2009 when the Aces joined the Pacific Coast League. The winning team receives the Silver Plate Trophy, which is a silver home plate. Reno has won the plate three times; Las Vegas twice, including last season.
Las Vegas led 6-0 entering the ninth inning, but Reno scored three runs and brought the tying run to the plate before the 51s’ Josh Edgin struck out Reno’s Blake Lalli to end the game.
It was another quality start for deGrom (1-0), who lowered his earned run average to 0.50.
Every Las Vegas field position starter recorded at least one hit in a 13-hit attack. Wilmer Flores had a solo home run in the fifth inning to go along with three RBIs, Eric Campbell went 2 for 5 with two runs scored and Allan Dykstra had two hits.
Las Vegas (10-3) won for the third straight game. The 16-game challenge continues Wednesday in Reno.